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Mom Who Left 6YO Girl on Street Had Previously Threatened Daughter's Dad to Pay, or the Child Would Be Abandoned

Mom Who Left 6YO Girl on Street Had Previously Threatened Daughter's Dad to Pay, or the Child Would Be Abandoned

The woman and her boyfriend were charged after cops found them. They had sent threatening voicemails to the girl's father.

Raising our children well is one of the greatest joys most parents might feel but there are many others who see them as burdens. They lash out against their child in order to punish other people, jeopardizing their own child's physical and mental wellbeing. Not everyone should bring a life into this world if they don't intend to take care of that little person, who has no means to fend for themselves. Growing up in a traumatic environment, abused by parents/guardians, children can have some lifelong difficulties.

A Long Island mother, who caused outrage by abandoning her 6-year-old girl at a busy intersection in Queens, has been charged for doing so, according to QNS. Patrice Chambers, 29, and her boyfriend,  Mark Pamphile, 28, left the child near Springfield in Laurelton near her father's home with only two bags of her clothes. They had tossed the bags, one of which was a garbage bag, outside the car when the child got out, CCTV footage showed. She was rescued by a stranger a few minutes later.

The couple was arraigned on May 19 night before Queens Criminal Court Judge Jeffrey Gershuny. They had been charged with the abandonment of a child, reckless endangerment in the second degree, and endangering the welfare of a child.



 

"This mother is alleged to have abandoned her terrified youngster on a street corner with her clothes in a plastic bag and no regard for the child's safety or well-being,” the district attorney Melinda Katz said in a statement, according to Pix11. “The defendant’s boyfriend allegedly participated in the crime and had complained about her 'crying like a little b---h.' Thankfully, a good Samaritan found the youngster and took her to two school safety agents."

Katz said that Patrice had previously threatened to abandon her child. The DA office had voicemails that were sent to the girl, Emma's biological father, Kermit Watson. Patrice had said that if he didn't pay her she would abandon Emma. It wasn't clear if she meant child support payments. When the 29-year-old was asked why she dropped her child on the street, she said that she was frustrated with her daughter, according to New York Post.



 

The couple was released on their own recognizance but are due back in court on August, 21. If they are convicted on all charges, they could be in prison for up to four years. Meanwhile, the 6-year-old is in the care of child protective services.

The video of the incident had captured the little girl scampering to pick up her clothes from the street as her mother and boyfriend drove away. Fortunately, she was found by a woman, Mishka Peart, 30, minutes later and was helped out. Peart believes that she was meant to save Emma, who could have been killed on the busy intersection.



 

"I’m just happy that I’m the one who pulled up. When the detectives told me that it was within seconds of her being thrown out of the car, I was like — I was put there. I was meant to be there,” she said, as per CBS. She took the frightened child to a school safety agent she had earlier seen at Montbeller Park. The safety agent then called the police, who then launched an investigation about the incident.



 

“Our top priority is protecting the safety and wellbeing of all children in New York City. We are investigating this case with the NYPD,” said ACS spokesperson Sam Chafee. 

Initially, the cops had confronted Kermit for not taking his daughter in when Patrice had asked him to do so. It turned out later that she had been lying. "Are you crazy? That never happened," said Emma's dad, as per NYDailyNews. He had a video from his front door to prove that they stopped by his place. He said that he's barely seen his daughter since he and Patrice broke up four years ago. 

References:

https://qns.com/story/2020/05/20/long-island-couple-charged-with-abandoning-6-year-old-girl-in-laurelton-da/

https://www.pix11.com/news/local-news/queens/l-i-mom-who-abandoned-child-in-queens-had-threatened-to-do-so-in-the-past-da-says

https://nypost.com/2020/05/20/nyc-couple-abandons-child-at-busy-queens-intersection-lawyers/

https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/05/19/exclusive-video-shows-6-year-old-being-abandoned-in-queens-rescuer-says-she-couldve-been-killed/

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/ny-good-samaritan-found-child-queens-nypd-20200520-cy4ygexjqrd5th6yfrgz2mscfi-story.html

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